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Posts by rvanhouten

Hebrews 6a – Two “Deleted Scenes” from Hebrews 6:1-8

I always hear complaints when I preach long on a communion Sunday, which is also when we keep the kids in the service (mainly the complaints come from my wife!).  As a last ditch (failed) effort to shorten the length of my sermon, I cut out two larger portions.  Without additional comment, I’ll provide my manuscript of those “deleted scenes” here for you, with the verse references (in ESV). Hebrews 6:1 Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ…

The 10 Commandments of Leviticus 19

As we read the first half of Leviticus 19 during this morning’s sermon, you might have noticed that many of the commandments sounded familiar.  Revere your parents; keep the Sabbath; don’t lie.  Where have we read that before? The 10 Commandments! Each of the original 10 Commandments from Exodus 20 can be found in Leviticus 19.  This makes sense, because Leviticus 19 is all about love.  We love God by keeping His commands.  We love God through loving others.  Over…